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The Taiwan flag emoji has disappeared from the latest iPhone keyboard for users in Hong Kong and Macau


The Taiwan flag emoji has disappeared from the latest iPhone versions for users in Hong Kong and Macau, the Hong Kong Free Press’s Kris Cheng reports. Users on Hong Kong online forums spotted this change. The People’s Republic of China claims Taiwan as one of its provinces and does not recognize it as an independent country. … Continue reading

Observations from Tibet: Part 1 Buddhism


As an atheist, Buddhism held some promise of being able to salvage a modicum of respect for mainstream religions worldwide; unfortunately I was to be bitterly disappointed. Buddhism, in the West has a carefully cultivated image of respect for life, personal growth and peaceful coexistence with your fellow man. This isn’t anything new; Abrahamic based … Continue reading

China’s campaign against foreign words


Twice in late April, People’s Daily railed against the incorporation of acronyms and English words in written Chinese. “How much have foreign languages damaged the purity and vitality of the Chinese language?” the Communist Party’s flagship publication asked as it complained of the “zero-translation phenomenon.” So if you write in the world’s most exquisite language—in my opinion, anyway—don’t even … Continue reading

China: Man stole iPhone, but conscience got the better of him


Not every victim of theft is as lucky as Chinese man Zou Bin. A thief who stole his iPhone apparently felt guilty because he later sent its rightful owner a manually transcribed list of a thousand contacts. It took up eleven pages. According to local media reports, the thief stole the iPhone belonging to Zou … Continue reading

How to defeat the ‘Great Firewall of China’ with an iPhone


Visitors to China are often perplexed to find that they can’t access Twitter, Facebook or other sites. The reason isn’t that they don’t have access to cellular or WiFi networks; instead, it’s state censorship and surveillance courtesy of the Golden Shield Project, aka “The Great Firewall of China.” Roman Loyola at TechHive recently visited Beijing and … Continue reading

Apple’s iPhone problem in China has an answer


It’s been several days since the release of the new, less expensive iPhone 5C, and no one has quite gotten over how expensive it is. It’s a common view that pricing a phone that was supposed to appeal to the Chinese market at $735 in Beijing dooms the entire project from the start. The solution for Apple (AAPL) is to make buying … Continue reading

Apple CEO meets Chinese mobile carriers in Beijing


Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is in Beijing this week meeting with China’s largest mobile carriers as the company faces a tougher environment in its second-largest market. Mr. Cook met with China Mobile Ltd. Chairman Xi Guohua on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the carrier said. Apple’s CEO also met with officials at China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. on Wednesday, a person … Continue reading

As China’s middle class grows, so do its concerns


Beijing is facing increasing public pressure to deal with issues such as pollution, food safety and education driven by the 10 percent of its population who now count as middle class. With two cars, foreign holidays and a cook for their apartment, one Beijing family epitomizes the new middle class created by China’s decades of … Continue reading

Did China just declare war on Apple?


Chinese state media reported that, from January of last year to the end of last month, more than 20,000 college students in the central city of Wuhan applied for 160 million yuan of “high-interest rate loans” from Home Credit China. Beijing’s saturation coverage mentioned Home Credit China’s unsavory lending practices, but that was not the primary point of … Continue reading

Volkswagen’s China unit to recall cars; another target of state TV


China’s quality watchdog told Volkswagen AG (VOW) to recall vehicles fitted with the direct-shift gearbox system, after Europe’s biggest carmaker was targeted at China Central Television’s (CCTV) annual consumer-rights day program. The program targeted several western companies, raising considerable criticism of CCTV from China’s netizens. The General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine issued the order after tracking … Continue reading

Can we trust Foxconn’s new ‘democratic’ Chinese factories?


A few years ago, the multinational tech manufacturer Foxconn, a brand previously vaunted as a symbol of China’s 21st century industrial ascent, was marred by the image of miserable young factory workers flinging themselves off of buildings. The company rolled into damage control mode with typical efficiency. Along with emergency suicide nets installed outside dormitories came … Continue reading

Signs of changes taking hold in electronics factories in China


One day last summer, Pu Xiaolan was halfway through a shift inspecting iPad cases when she received a beige wooden chair with white stripes and a high, sturdy back. At first, Ms. Pu wondered if someone had made a mistake. But when her bosses walked by, they just nodded curtly. So Ms. Pu gently sat down and … Continue reading

Chinese counterfeits with Chinese characteristics


Last week I went to buy a new portable hard drive. In one electronic shop that had a one-bite-absent-apple sign at their front door, I saw a Samsung 320 G at 500 RMB. That is about 85USD, which sounded like a proper price because the same model was sold at 75 USD on amazom.com. Still I tried to … Continue reading

China’s Taobao offers bizarre items for sale


If I were asked the question “what is it that has changed the life of common Chinese the most during the past five years,” my answer would definitely be Taobao.com.  Taobao is an online market place similar to E-bay. Since it was founded in 2003, the number of registered users of Taobao has increased from none … Continue reading

Apple CEO wants to make less products in China


Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook said he would like to see more of the company’s products assembled at home than in China and contain more U.S. components such as semiconductors. Apple has been criticised for relying on low-cost Asian manufacturers to assemble its products and for contributing to the decline of the U.S. manufacturing … Continue reading

China iPhone sales surge, but can Apple protect its apps?


Apple Inc‘s blowout quarterly iPhone sales in China show that a barrage of bad publicity hasn’t dented demand. Now, it has to find a way to sell more smartphones in the world’s biggest mobile market, without its fans jumping the paywall. iPhone sales surged in China after Apple signed up China Telecom Corp to sell … Continue reading

Chinese investors scramble for a bite of Apple


China’s rigid capital rules ban its citizens from investing directly in Apple Inc but that’s not keeping them from seeking a piece of the iPhone maker’s success by buying shares in its suppliers – and even companies rumoured to be suppliers. Investors have flocked to the only two China-listed firms that Apple has confirmed as … Continue reading

Chinese Consumers Won’t Pay for Smart Phone “Crap Apps”


In the following article, the author draws on the recent news of Facebook‘s billion dollar acquisition of iPhone photo app company Instagram, to argue that a domestic (Chinese) Instagram “success story” is not currently possible due to China‘s inferior and shoddy app development, the prevalence of jail-broken and pirated iPhone apps, the consumer mistrust of … Continue reading

AT&T Offers First 3G Femtocell (2009)


We heard a lot about femtocells last year. A femtocell is a device that allows your cellular phone to connect to the Internet for calls to provide better coverage indoors. So far there have been a few of these femtocells launched. AT&T has offered details on its first 3G femtocell it is calling the AT&T … Continue reading

iPhone Games


Game technology seems to have gone full circle. Nintendo puts games into watches, the march of technology replaces watches with cellphones, developer sneaks classic Game & Watch apps onto the iPhone. Rejoice, but make it fast. The folks of Mobile 1UP have brought five G&W games to the store as separate apps for $2 each: … Continue reading

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